War memorial target hit in record time

Villagers have hit the target to help fund the £1,440 restoration costs of the Burgh War Memorial – in less than three weeks.

Donations – including one of £100 – poured in and quickly reached the £720 required for the 50 per cent village contribution set by the War Memorials Trust to start restoration work .

Jeremy Hickling, fund organiser, thanked all for their generous support. “All the monies have been paid into the Reading Room account and ring fenced for the project. I will be contacting R Payne and Son to instruct them to carry out the works, which I’m hoping will be completed during the spring of 2020,” he said.

“While this is not how I envisaged raising the remaining funding, the overwhelming generosity we have in the village is another example of why Burgh is so special.”

The memorial represents the three men of the parish who fell in the Great War of 1914-1918; William Postle, Robert Quadling and Robert Stackwood. Their details can be found on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour.

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